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I read that Spain wants to introduce a law where women can get days off work when it’s that time of the month. “Spain is planning to introduce medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain, media reports suggest.” Do you think this is a good idea? Thoughts?

Going by personal experience, there are days in the cycle where I could easily double over in acute pain! So that would be amazing!
Sadly period cramps and everything that comes with it, aren't taken seriously to this day! Despite the fact that it's now been proven how bad they can be!
So I feel like this could be a step in the right direction! But I also know it's something that will likely be ab*sed, and men will likely not be happy with...
I read that Spain wants to introduce a law where women can get days off work
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I read that Spain wants to introduce a law where women can get days off work when it’s that time of the month. “Spain is planning to introduce medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain, media reports suggest.” Do you think this is a good idea? Thoughts?

I heard it already passed. I think menstrual leave is a great idea, I know I've had to use sick days in the past for cramps that were so bad I was throwing up

I read that Spain wants to introduce a law where women can get days off work when it’s that time of the month. “Spain is planning to introduce medical leave for women who suffer from severe period pain, media reports suggest.” Do you think this is a good idea? Thoughts?

i love this idea, because there are so many women who suffer from severe cramps and related pain from periods, which often leads to them calling off from work or otherwise not performing their best because of how sick they get.
tbh there's so much stigma still revolved around menstruation and its effects on the body. people brush it off all the time, and women are often not taken seriously when they're having severe or abnormal symptoms.

my university is offering language courses as a subject (gpa will be included too) and the option is Arabic, Spanish and Chinese. which one should i go for?

Spanish ( cause if you go to USA 50% of them are Spanish)and it's also the 2nd language used there and Spain as usual
Arabic is ok if u wanna go for middle east
Chinese have 2 languages (Mandarin and Cantonese)
U can learn only 1 so less advantage

If a question is Anonymous how do you know if it’s directed towards your account or if it’s just a general question

You don't know.
However, if you have been on askfm for many years and you have known stalkers, these "stalkers" always send you messages anonymously and with time you get to recognize their writing style and their harassments and threats.
In fact, I have a stalker from Spain who is attacking me as I write this text message. And if she persists, ALL communication between my family (wife and daughter) will end. Simple is as simple does.

What’s a small act of kindness you were once shown, that you will never forget?

I was once vacationing in Spain and there were some very steep winding stairs down to the beachfront my mother and I were visiting. I spend most of my time in public in a wheelchair, but I am capable of transferring and walking short distances with assistance. So we were trying to get down the stairs oh, and it was a long arduous process. A complete stranger who didn't even speak English walked up and started supporting my other arm. We had to reconfigure a bit, but he meant well. In another case, we were in the London Underground with a similar situation, and a British family carried my chair and escorted us to our train to make sure we got there on time.
In my elementary school, there was an annual book fair. I had forgotten what day it was, and didn’t bring any money to buy anything. Now that i’m older, i’ve realized how overpriced all of the low quality posters and pencils were, but at 8 years old you don’t think about stuff like that.
Anyway, I didn’t bring any money. So, as everyone was buying their huge erasers and sparkly pens, I just watched. After about an hour, we returned to the classroom. In my cubby, I saw a Ziploc bag filled with pens, erasers, books and a pencil case. Turns out, the librarian who was part of the book fair had noticed I didn’t buy anything. She took the time to pick stuff out for me, find out what class I was in and where my cubby was. I still remember how happy I was when I saw it.
My kid cried for two hours straight and a had a newborn and another child . My neighbour heard and came over, stepped in and took the children for a walk and dinner at her house with her kids while I had a rest. If I ever win the lottery I’ll find her and treat her big time. It was thirty years ago and I’ve never forgotten her support.

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Should I unblock this person? they were being annoying so I blocked them but they were really nice to me I’m just really confused about how I feel i about them

In what way were they annoying?
Were they hateful and mean?
Were they speaking an inconvenient truth that upset you?
It is impossible to advise you because your original statement is conflicting. You claim they annoy you while also claiming they were really nice to you.
Which is it?
- Annoying or Really nice?
Also, why are you confused about your feelings toward them? Are you afraid of falling in love?
I had a similar experience, except I was the one who got blocked. It happened a few months ago when I was writing and posting original poems and one of my followers said she really enjoyed my poetry. So we began texting and eventually became friends. Then one day, one of her friend from Spain, who is a drama queen and who gossips 24x7, told her that I was this evil, hateful and untrustworthy SOB who must be blocked. So my virtual friend who enjoyed my writing blocked me without offering any explanation other than she disliked me.
I guess what I am trying to say is that yes, sometimes blocking is the proper thing to do, but just understand that it is not always easy to analyze and understand the motives of other people or whether or not they are a good person or a bad person.
I prefer to give people the benefit of the doubt and when I have concerns, I will attempt to ask questions and try my best to be patient and understanding before I block someone and destroy the relationship.

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What country are you from and what countries have you visited

I'm from England, and I've visited:
🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 Wales
🇧🇪 Belgium
🇫🇷 France
🇪🇸 Spain
🇫🇮 Finland
🇮🇸 Iceland
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If someone you know in real real life impersonated you on the internet and made fake accounts of you to try to ruin your reputation what would you do? Would you press charges on them?

Do you have evidence?
Can you prove what you are saying is the truth?
Do you have:
- accurate account information and reliable user account identification?
- digital foot print i.e. source ip address or source mac address?
- photographs and text messages that can be used in a court of law?
- what international law has been violated?
Remember, various countries have implemented legal measures to address these types of issues within the confines of their sovereign nations, but the international community has not codified into law impersonation involving fake askfm accounts unless a serious crime that involves death or extortion has been committed. Also consider that the burden of proof is the responsibility of the plaintiff and their lawyers and all associated legal fees are the responsibility of the plaintiff. These fee's can easily reach in excess of $100k.
I recall reading a similar story a few years ago that took place in Madrid, Spain. The plaintiff went to the police in Madrid and attempted to file a criminal complaint against an askfm user located in Canada. The case was dismissed because the source ip address of the accused was located in Germany and did not match the digital footprint that the alleged victim had provided to the police.
Keep in mind that proving cases like this is extremely difficult because local police lack the resources required to conduct a proper forensic investigation and international laws are either vague or do not currently exist to cover cases involving fraudulent accounts, name calling, insults, racism, etc. on social networks such as askfm, tumblr, twitter, etc.
But hey, if you have $20,000+ dollars to waste on legal fees, why not proceed so you can learn how the legal system operates and perhaps you can become an advocate to champion the necessary changes to affect international law to prosecute askfm users who roleplay, create fake accounts and utilize your photographs without explicit permission.
Conclusion:
Perhaps you might avoid these situations if you stop posting personal information on social networks or maybe even consider disabling your askfm, instagram, twitter and facebook accounts and do something more productive with your life like: graduating from college, obtain a job, volunteer are a homeless kitchen, adopt a child or (heaven forbid) help a neighbor or friend or family member who is suffering and needs help.
Good Luck!

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Dou you have health and dental insurance?

I’m from england so we don’t use health or dental insurance unless we pay for private health care or we’re going abroad. I had a card that covers you for any medical emergency/something that needs treatment that can’t wait until back home whenever I was in Spain as a kid. I did have dental insurance when I went to a private practice for braces and I still have it for another couple of years in case there’s anything I’m not happy with 🤷🏻‍♀️

Why do you like the UK? Surely Spain is a much better place to live/visit?

I do not have an opinion yet formed enough to say which country seems better to me, but Spain has too useless leaders which causes the country to fail in many areas. Apart from that, from a very young age I have known that I wanted to go live abroad to collect new experiences and learnings and the UK does not seem like a bad place, it is a beautiful place and the people seem very friendly apart from the fact that there are many more job opportunities and academies here than in Spain. That doesn't mean I don't like Spain because I love it and I have all my family and friends there. ❤️

The languages of the Sioux, the Blackfoot and the Crow ! ~ Are they at all similar ? ~ Did you find this a natural or hard going process ? _ How deep goes your involvement or interest with these peoples ?

igotamatch’s Profile Photoigotamatch
I will give you a more interesting answer. My many times great Grandmother was a Natchez Indian. When she was 6 years old, her tribe went to war with the white man. Reason being, the The cattle men's association offered a $20 bounty on every Indian scalp brought in. Man woman or child....The tribes met, and had a war council....They hit Natchez Mississippi and brought a buckboard. ...there was a large museum there that had many priceless treasures. Some of the Crown Jewels of Spain was on loan...as was a solid gold sculpture of a buckboard. The tribe had to abandon the village before hand.. for it was common practice of the U.S. Calvary, to hit a village after a raid, and kill every man , woman and child in it, and burn it to the ground......A fact that they didn't put in the history books. The tribe went before the town was raided...and soon the raiders caught up with the tribe, and buried the loot and burned the buck board on top of it, to cover the fresh sigh of digging. My Grandmother told the tale on her death bed.... and my great Grandmother told the tale where the treasure was that was handed down through the years to me, when I was but 7 years old. I know were it is at. Many have looked for it....and never found it...but they were looking at the wrong area....Sorry for the long answer. But our history books depict the US Calvary as heroes....but they were cold blooded murderers. Of innocent babies and mothers.

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Is anyone planning to travel next year?

I went abroad three times last year (Czechia, Poland and Spain), already been once this year (Iceland) and am going again in 3 weeks to Spain. Will probably go again later this year too, thinking maybe Portugal. I'm not putting my life on hold any longer and I really struggle to see why flying to Spain is any different to taking a train to Cornwall. Honeymoon got cancelled last year, would really like to rebook it but while we might be able to guess how covid will be playing out here, I have no idea what it'll be like in the country we want to go to. Also don't want to go through the pain in the arse of cancelling everything again, that was a nightmare. We've booked a honeymoon (Japan) for April 2022. If it can't happen, it can't happen and we'll look to go perhaps the following year. We've booked and paid for the flights and the hotels are all held on booking.com (no money paid). I've booked early because I don't want to leave it so late that we're out of options especially as we're going at a peak tourist time. And really I don't see it as a problem, the flights will get refunded if it's cancelled and all the hotels have short notice cancellation policies.
Also messed with out honeymoon/holiday/ wedding. We're just seeing how things go with the view of going away for 3 weeks at the end of next year, nothing booked yet though. We also have a week penciled in for November. Just a nip to somewhere closeish like Prague, again nothing booked yet.
The majority of the adult population are vaccinated, with boosters coming in autumn - not the same situation whatsoever. Cases are spiking but deaths aren't, we can't be forced to stay inside forever in case someone catches it and dies. Over a year of people's lives wasted, children's education down the drain (I'm a teacher and my god, the Year 7 students are basically like Year 5 kids, if that), mental health of many suffering. Every time restrictions are lifted, cases will spike - we can't be caught in a cycle of open/close otherwise it'll go on forever - the virus won't go away, ever. Got a cruise along the Spanish/Portuguese coast booked for November 2022, not payable till next August,, so we'll wait and see before fully committing, but hopefully by then, things will be a lot better. The only kind of insurance you'll get for Covid will be for if you test positive or have to self-isolate. You won't get insurance for the possibility of Covid related cancellation - the risk is simply far too high for any (mainstream) insurer to sensibly take on.
I'm super grateful that covid hasn't played havoc with my health or finances, however it certainly messed up my holiday/honeymoon plans! Is anyone thinking of booking 2022 holidays? I'm eager to get something booked but I'm worried about travel insurance, can anyone recommend a decent insurer with covid protection? Or should I just steer clear of booking anything for a while?

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Dear friends, unfortunately I must temporarily disable my account so that askfm does not suspend it. Apparently a woman from Barcelona Spain is "offended" by what I write. I guess the truth upsets some folks. All the best. /Alex

alexandermonroe397579’s Profile PhotoAlexander Monroe
Is this the same person that you've previously mentioned? Is there any way we can do to help to stop her from harassing you so that you won't have to deactivate your account everytime she's offended?😩 Sorry for asking, I know it's highly unlikely for a good and fair person such as you to take that route. Your friends here will miss you, Alex. Take care.

Dear friends, unfortunately I must temporarily disable my account so that askfm does not suspend it. Apparently a woman from Barcelona Spain is "offended" by what I write. I guess the truth upsets some folks. All the best. /Alex

alexandermonroe397579’s Profile PhotoAlexander Monroe
As someone who has been banned before, you shouldn’t just disable every time someone has an issue with you. My opinion, wait until Ask.fm removes you. People are always going to disagree with others, but that’s life. Enjoy your friends and don’t let trolls and other people dictate this site for you. You’ll be missed if you go but I hope you choose to stay regardless.

How many languages can you speak? How did you learn them?

hussainaliraqe23’s Profile Photo3ra2y
Romanian - it’s my native language
Spanish- I lived in Spain for 9 years and I went to school there.
English- I studied in high school and I live in the UK for about 4 years, and movies /series helped a lot.
Italian - it’s quite similar to Spanish and I’ve been to Milano last year for a week and everyone around me was speaking Italian so I quite figured it out. 🥴

If you could vacation anywhere in the world, where would it be? What would you do?

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
Well for peace, relaxation and a dose of vitamin Sea ☀️ I'd go to the Maldives..It's beautiful over there. If i feel like delving into culture, food and architecture I'd go to Japan or somewhere between Spain and Italy. They have breathtaking landscapes there as well, which are also great for trekking/hiking.
If you could vacation anywhere in the world where would it be What would you do

Write places you want to visit 🙂

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
🇺🇸 United States (particularly Alaska, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, San Francisco and Texas) 🌨️ 🦅 🌵 🌭 🏖️
🇨🇦 Canada 🦫 🌨️ 🍁
🇦🇺 Australia (particularly Sydney) 🦘 🐨
🇳🇿 New Zealand 🥝
🇧🇷 Brazil (particularly Rio de Janeiro) 🏖️
🇳🇱 Netherlands (particularly Amsterdam) 🌷 🍻
🇮🇹 Italy (particularly the Italian Riviera, Milan, Naples and Rome) 🍕 🍝
🇷🇺 Russia (particularly Moscow, Saint Petersburg (formerly known as Leningrad), Siberia, Sochi and Volgograd (formerly known as Stalingrad)) 🌨️ 🏖️
🇵🇱 Poland (particularly Auschwitz and Warsaw) 🥟
🇲🇽 Mexico 🌵
🇩🇪 Germany (particularly Berlin, Dresden, Hamburg, Munich and Potsdam) 🍻 🥨
🇰🇪 Kenya 🐘
🇫🇷 France (particularly Cannes, Dunkirk and Paris) 🥖 🏰 🥐
🇦🇹 Austria (particularly Vienna) 🥐
🇪🇬 Egypt (particularly Alexandria, Cairo and Sharm el-Sheikh) 🏖️
🇸🇬 Singapore 🇸🇬
🇨🇭 Switzerland 🏂 ⛷️
🇹🇳 Tunisia 🏖️
🇪🇸 Spain (particularly the Canary Islands) 🥘 🥟
🇭🇺 Hungary (particularly Budapest) 🇭🇺
🇨🇺 Cuba 🏖️
🇮🇩 Indonesia ☪️
🇬🇷 Greece (particularly Athens, Crete and Rhodes) 🏖️
🇮🇶 Iraq ☪️
🇨🇳 China (particularly the Great Wall of China, Hong Kong and Shanghai) 🐼 🥟
🇲🇬 Madagascar 🐸
🇺🇦 Ukraine (particularly Yalta) 🏖️
🇯🇴 Jordan ☪️
🇮🇷 Iran (particularly Tehran) ☪️
🇲🇹 Malta 🏖️
🇨🇿 Czech Republic (particularly Prague) 🇨🇿
🇧🇬 Bulgaria 🏖️
🇲🇾 Malaysia (particularly Kuala Lumpur) ☪️
🇯🇵 Japan (particularly Tokyo) 🗻 🎎 🥟 👹 🗼
🇬🇪 Georgia 🇬🇪
🇦🇲 Armenia 🇦🇲

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Write places you want to visit

What countries have you visited already? Which ones were your favourite?

patchy_life’s Profile PhotoPatchy_life
▪️I haven't had the opportunity to leave my country yet, so I haven't visited any.
▪️My sister went to Spain and didn't take me. Took my mother. 😭😂
▫️ The first ones on my list are Italy and USA.
▫️Spain is my neighbor so I have a better chance of going there first. 🙂

Which country do you want to visit❓

hussainaliraqe23’s Profile Photo3ra2y
Canada 🇨🇦
Germany 🇩🇪
Iceland 🇮🇸
Japan 🇯🇵
Kenya 🇰🇪
Maldives 🇲🇻
Malta 🇲🇹
Mexico 🇲🇽
Netherlands 🇳🇱
New Zealand 🇳🇿
Russia 🇷🇺
Spain 🇪🇸
Sweden 🇸🇪
Switzerland 🇨🇭
USA 🇺🇸
I've probably missed some out, but I'm not fussy where I go on holiday to be honest. I think there's beauty and things to discover anywhere in the world.
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If you could run away, where would you go? 🙂

AdrianaRafaela98’s Profile PhotoAdriianna Rafaella
I would pack up and get the hell out of here.
I would probably find a small place in Greece. The colourful brick homes on hills that overlook the sea. (Thanks to the sisterhood of the travelling pants I have been obsessed for over a decade now)
Once bored by the scenery I would backpack across Europe. I want to try pizza again on a sunny Italian evening. I want to dine overlooking the Eiffel Tower with a hot French monsieur explaining the menu. I want to feel the snow and build a snowman with carrots and all. I want to bask in the suns of Spain. I want to get mugged in sketchy London cuisines. I want to make rookie mistakes and learn from them.
But most importantly I want to get immersed in a culture to the point of learning its language and moving to live there.
I would probably start a small business to let my work hours fit around my life. Everyday would be a new non repetitive experience.
I get that I’m still young, ‘still have a life ahead of me’ and there’s nothing to rush but life is too short. I could pass on tomorrow and I could in 90 years. But one thing is for sure, today is irreplaceable and I have a lot to do.
Taiwan, Korea, Singapore, Malaysia, Egypt, Morocco and many more wait for me.
In a world where the ugly dominates beauty, the bad conceals the good; it’s about time we appreciate the gift of life.
Everyone has the chance to live another life, all you just have to do is start it and the universe will align the opportunities for you.

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If you could run away where would you go

How often do you travel to another country in Europe, and where to? Obviously the EU helps with travel to most of these countries, but as an englishman I have only ever been to five other european countries outside the UK. Is this good? bad? Do you travel more since you can drive instead of fly?

I normally visit England (have family there), The Netherlands (lived their for a half year a couple of years back) and Italy (have family there) at least every second year. I visit Norway and Germany (lots of Germans went to the same bachelor’s degree as me) multiple times a year. Living in the center of Denmark (Odense) makes it very easy to go to either central Europe or the rest of Scandinavia without it being too expensive or that much effort. But I do have friends who seldomly visits other European countries, but most of my friends and family at least visits some in a year, especially Germany, Norway or Sweden. As an Irish person I've been to.. UK (England & Scotland) numerous times France Spain 4/5 times Monaco Switzerland Italy twice Vatican City Czech Republic Denmark Sweden (day trip by train from Copenhagen) Greece And brief stop over in Belgium. Obviously I've had to fly to all except when I got to l the ferry to Liverpool once. Thank god for Ryanair! I wouldn't really considered myself 'well travelled' but with cheap flights from Ryanair we've been able to get to a see a lot of Europe cheaper and quicker than it takes to get to Dublin. I live in Helsinki so there's a very easy access to both Tallinn and Stockholm via ferries. Generally I visit both fairly regularly, maybe on average around three times a year between the two. The last time we booked a cruise to Tallinn was a bit over a month ago as a friend had some sort of membership points about to expire and we paid like 10€ each for the trip. Sadly most of us missed the stop in Tallinn the next morning, though, that tends to happen sometimes on those cruises... As for other "proper" trips to abroad, usually we go around once or twice a year. In recent years we've been to our favorite Italy a bunch of times and have made several long weekend trips to many interesting cities around Europe. Finland is quite similar to the UK as we're so cut off from everything we might as well be an island. Unless you're traveling to Russia you'll have to cross a sea to get anywhere, as going by land through the north is ridiculously cumbersome and useless for most, people in all the three countries generally live in the southern parts. I live on a small island which means that the amount of cities (Well, in this case they're towns) I can just regularly visit is low. Couple that with nothing really interesting to do for someone who's lived here for their entire life as well as no money to go anywhere else in the country, I can't justify going pretty much anywhere.
Although all that travel was when I lived at my parents and followed on their vacations. Since I left the nest I have not been to another country at all and do not really plan on it either since I hate traveling.
So "lets pop into austria for a snack" doesn't happen for me. But for someone living in Como, for example, it's pretty much expected that he will hop on the other side of the Swiss border to refuel because gas costs less.

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🤣 I want to get to know you better. What's your favorite place on earth?

That's a really tough question, I've been to so many amazing places.
I absolutely adore Sydney and would give anything to go back just one more time, but even then I think it wouldn't be enough.
I loved Rainbow Beach and the chill, laidback vibe, same goes for Byron Bay.
I also love Surfers Paradise and really felt like I could spend my life there, I would do anything to live there.
I also absolutely adore San Diego and the general Southern California area, Temecula, Escondido, La Jolla, Carlsbad etc and would also happily live there.
Really liked Cyprus and could deffo go back and maybe for an extended period of time, like a year, but don't know that i could live there permanently.
Love Spain but couldn't live there, too expensive.

What's the most unusual / coolest animal you've seen in the wild? When and where did you see it? 🐾🌲

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
i was prob 8 years old, just exploring the grounds of the b&b in spain my family stayed at, when something enormous really close to me and coming right at me caught my eye and it was a giant spider with her eggs so i warned my sister and we ran away
the lady of the house explained it was a tarantula
we also saw a giant centipede that was actually very poisonous at the same b&b
and there was also a giant balsa filled with snakes
kind off a weird trip now i think about it

Quel destination aimeriez vous allez pour vos futurs vacances ?

Autello’s Profile PhotoKevin TELLO
Those three ideas are always floating around, but I just need time to actually go. As for my next trip, I have no idea. If it's not a long, multi-week trip, it's very spontaneous. I may decide to take a trip to French Polynesia out of the blue one day, and you'll catch me on the next flight out. I actually do this semi-frequently, as whenever I need to focus on an important essay for one of my classes, I'll leave town for a few days to focus. Small <1 week trips are always spontaneous and I go wherever I feel like. It's the bigger trips that require planning and lots of time.
Before I watched the video series in Vietnam though I really wanted to travel to Italy and explore the country in depth. So I was also in the beginning stages of planning a trip to Italy (both of these trips would be over a year away because I just recently booked a flight to Lisbon to start a 5 month solo trip already).
So now I’m just planning over a year in advance honestly. I’m thinking when I get around to my next trip I would do 2 months in Vietnam on a motorbike, a month in Taiwan, 2 and a half months in Italy and finish off with 2 weeks in Malta. (again I only really thought of Taiwan from posts on this subreddit, and then from lurking in google maps I saw popular tourist attractions that looked beautiful, so I thought taiwan would be cool to visit)
Money is a big factor for me and skyscanner has been a life saver with its wide search options. I can look at worldwide prices for a given month. They have some results from iffy sites though so you have to be smart but I’ve booked most of my vacations because of deals found there. I do more nature/dive trips (done lots of the Caribbean) now while I’m relatively young but sometimes I feel like I’m missing out on European cities but hopefully I’ll live long enough and see those when I’m a bit older and not as keen on scuba diving and hiking all the time. Thailand and Cambodia is my top dream trip though and I’ve decided to do it next fall regardless of the cost.
For example - I was looking for a place to go to. fiddling about on a flights site. Hmm Ireland maybe? I could split the time with Scotland? oh wait these are some seriously cheap rides to Istanbul...hell yes Istanbul it is! Do I know anything about Istanbul? no....nothing more than what Ive come across in passing...Well lets go find out. In another case its more planned. My GF is finishing nursing school (seriously bad ass) and we have talked for a long time about going to Morocco. She was there with her family when she was young. And I love me some middle eastern stuff. So Ive always kept that destination on hold as "our thing". So I was fiddling about again with flights and I was seriously considering Spain. The idea of roaming Spain by train had serious pull for me. And my GF says "I think Im going to take a break between degrees this spring" well hey girlfriend, can I take you to Morocco?

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Do you know much about the history of your country? If you want to, maybe share a bit of history? 😄

LunarHuntress’s Profile PhotoYentl
Our country was under Spanish rule for 300 years and that started with the arrival of a Portuguese explorer Ferdinand Magellan in 1521 who headed the first Spanish foray to the Philippine islands. The Philippines was subsequently named after king Philip II of Spain, and among the many infuences the Spanish had on our country was the introduction of Roman Catholicism.
The Philippines was also once an American territory, and was briefly occupied by Japan during the second world war as well.
Our country is also known for the historic 1986 EDSA People Power Revolution where through peaceful means a dictatorship was toppled and a new government was established.
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Where did you watch your most memorable sunset?

bombdiggityboo’s Profile PhotoPerson
I don't often notice here as its normally cloudy! When I was in Spain 2 years ago with all of the family I certainly noticed there. I would sometimes sit out by the pool and watch the sun come down and it was beautiful. 🥰 xxx
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Would you say you're any good at geography? If you have the time and will, I'd happily challenge you to do a Seterra test of your choosing and post the results here. Let's see how well you know the US states, countries of Europe etc.! (You can easily find those at online.seterra.com) 🌍🖱

TobbeAsks’s Profile PhotoTobbe
For somebody who has travelled a sizeable chunk of the world, I'm atrocious. It's like one big jigsaw puzzle that I can't picture, but I'll remember the pieces in minute detail. I could tell you all about the geraniums growing by the side of the Turkish roads I ambled down in Kas, I could tell you about the little alpine flowers that grow in the mountains above Evian, and I would love to tell you about the tapas bars where we stopped for lunch when we road tripped across Spain.
It's all moments, you know? It's the people who were so kind when they didn't have to be, the special kind of serenity that comes with waking up at sea and climbing up onto deck. It's a soft kiss in a country you've never been to before, it's stumbling over a language but still trying, it's that wave of air that hits you when you climb off the plane that is always different.
So no, terrible at geography, but I have always adored travelling. When I was a tiny kid, my mum made a passport out of coloured paper for my favourite cuddly toy. This was before all the border control was digitised, yknow? That fake passport had as many stamps in as mine, haha! It must have been a picture. This little blonde kid, with a rucksack the same size as her, pushing a bright orange passport towards the uniformed, mustachioed officer on a desk a foot taller than her. And 99% of the time, they'd stare seriously at my cuddly toy frog, and then stamp it and wave us through. People are so freaking good, dude.

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إيه المكان اللي نفسك تسافرله ؟

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مش مكان .. ده بلدان
Turkey, Saudi Arabia, Dubai, Australia,India, Greece, France, Oman, Jordan, Lebanon, Syria, Palestine, Algeria,Tunis, Casablanca, Morocco, Marrakech, Spain, United States and United kingdom.
I have a dream to visit all of these countries, and i wish i could one day really visit 'em.

What does your country mean to you?

This is a tough one. I’m from Northern Ireland – that funny little place with the permanent identity crisis. Everyone is Northern Ireland has dual nationality whether they like it or not so you can have both an Irish and a British passport if you desire. I can’t say I love my country with a big L and would much rather be re-unified with the South. However, I do accept that we are part of the UK. That being said, I am very proud when I see someone from Northern Ireland do well like Rory McElroy, Liam Nesson or Jamie Dornan to a lesser extent. I was pleased to see Northern Ireland do better than expected at Euro 2016 although when it comes to football I’d be more of a Ireland fan.
At the moment there is an election upon us and the political parties involved like to play what we refer to as the “Green v Orange” card i.e. playing the two communities against each other. I do not like this as they are trying to put fear in people’s minds as to what would happen if someone from my community became the First Minister. This makes me feel like I am unwanted in my own country. Also, the sheer ignorance over the Irish language not being allowed anywhere makes me feel frustrated. This will always be a complicated issue for me. But the more personal things are things where I have a more regional/local point of view — within Danish identity, I am firmly Eastern/Middle Jutlandic and often puzzled by people in other regions, like Copenhagen, Southern Jutland, or Bornholm. I became aware of this when working a job that required me to live for a few months in nearly all areas in the country, one by one. The official narrative is that we're all so similar. That's not what I actually saw. The country took on a whole new meaning to me that makes a lot of things not feel very exceptional anymore, that is, compared to dealing with someone from Germany, England, France, or whatever. So at the national level, the efficiency and benefits of the system are what the country means to me. But at the human level, I'm basically at one and the same time regional/provincial, then quite international, but the national level has been skipped there. Don't really care much for our national flag, either, but I like the crest of my city and the European flag. For me, my country means my family and friends, freedom (as a LGBT person, I'm very glad to be born in Spain; although, there's homophobia like in every country in the world), solidarity because Spanish society is very solidary (we're the first country in organ donations), diversity because Spain is a multilingual country and there's a big diversity of landscapes, architecture styles, food... And tolerance because we don't have any xenophobic parties in our parliaments and the Spanish society received and integrated well the 7 M of immigrants that arrived here the last decade.

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